We can shop alone, go to the gym, and — obviously — do all the regular daily stuff like going to work alone. But for some reason, there are particular things people just find too weird to do solo. Like going out for a meal or going to the cinema.
People share their lonely feelings on the Internet and ranged the top 10 international lonely situations, such as having hotpot alone, moving house alone or undergoing surgery alone…
It really sounds terrible because many people consider "being alone" a bad thing.
But actually, it depends on you. "Being alone" doesn't mean you're unwanted. There are a handful of benefits that emerge once you learn to embrace solitude. When you start to enjoy being alone, you'll gain a greater perspective on your own emotions.
You'll create a deeper understanding of what makes you happy, what upsets you, and what saddens you.
So if your family members or partner are not at hand, or you leave home to find a job in another city, please don't complain and get discouraged with life. Be positive and enjoy it.
Being alone gives you the perfect opportunity for a little self-reflection. Since you aren't spending so much time processing the thoughts and feelings of others, it's the best time to turn your focus inwards.
Often times when we're surrounded by other people, we're expending a lot of energy. Trying to keep others happy, make them laugh, read their emotions, and manage all of the other rigors that come along with regular interaction.
It can be mentally draining if you're constantly connected to other people. A little alone time lets you recharge and take a break from the emotionally and mentally taxing job of constant interaction.
So it's easy to enjoy being alone once you realize that doing so gives you more freedom to do the things you actually want to do.
Such as if you want to travel to an interesting city for a long time, but the people around you all have no time, travelling alone would also give you a different experience, but one that is no less enjoyable.
When you travel alone, what you learn about is yourself. You can further feel your own strengths, weaknesses and insecurities. Maybe you've never come home from a trip feeling anything less than a better, stronger person.
In addition, when you start to enjoy being alone, you'll come to find that you also enjoy your relationships with other people even more.
And that's because the time spent alone gives you a greater appreciation for yourself. You'll feel more confident in your ability to actually be alone. And that naturally leads to you feeling more independent.
You'll no longer feel that anxiety, or burning desire for company, once you learn to enjoy being alone. You won't feel the need for constant interaction with other people, or the anxiety associated with looking around and seeing no one but yourself.
You can choose to read books, watch movies, listen to music or stroll in the park, which makes you content with no free time to be disturbed by such trifles.
No matter how you feel about being alone, keeping yourself comfortable and happy is the most important thing in the world.
So when you wake up and open the window, would you like to enjoy the sunshine in the morning, hearing the birds and cicadas chirping, and recalling the interesting things around you? You could feel you have grown up gradually.
At the end of 2018, are you alone right now? Are you the person to see a movie alone? If there's no one to go with you, it's a movie you're anticipated, please enjoy it!
Editor: Qi Xin